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Malayopython timoriensis (PETERS, 1876)

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Higher TaxaPythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Timor Python, Lesser Sundas python
G: Timor-Python 
SynonymLiasis amethystinus var. timoriensis PETERS 1876: 533 (non MÛLLER 1843)
Liasis petersii HUBRECHT 1879: 17
Python timorensis — BOULENGER 1893: 85
Python timorensis — DE ROOIJ 1917: 25
Morelia timoriensis — KLUGE 1993
Python timoriensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 181
Austroliasis timorensis – HOSER 2000
Australiasis timorensis – HOSER 2004
Python timorensis – HENDERSON & POWELL 2007
Broghammerus timoriensis — RAWLINGS et al. 2008
Broghammerus timoriensis — SCHLEIP & O’SHEA 2010
Python timoriensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 622
Malayopython timoriensis — REYNOLDS et al. 2014 
DistributionIndonesia (Timor ?, Flores, Lomblen)

Type locality: “Kupang (Timor)”
Type locality: Larantuka, Flores [HUBRECHT 1879]  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 8927
Holotype: RMNH 517 [HUBRECHT 1879] 
CommentReports from Timor are actually doubtful (SCHLEIP & O’SHEA 2010).

Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
  • Barker, D. G., Barker, T. M., Davis, M. A. and Schuett, G. W. 2015. A review of the systematics and taxonomy of Pythonidae: an ancient serpent lineage. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175 (1): 1-19; doi: 10.1111/zoj.12267 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Brongersma,L.D. 1968. Proposal to Suppress Python timorensis MÜLLER, 1844, and Python timoriensis MÜLLER, 1857, and to Add Python timoriensis (PETERS, 1876) to the Official List (Reptilia, Serpentes, Boidae). Z. N. (S.) 1834. Bull. zool. Nomenclature 25: 55-59. - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S. - get paper here
  • Franz, V. 2003. Pythons of the World. Reptilia (GB) (27): 16-23 - get paper here
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Hubrecht, A.A.W., 1879. On a new genus and species of Pythonidae from Salwatti. Notes from the Leyden Museum 1: 14—15. - get paper here
  • Kluge, Arnold G. 1993. Aspidites and the phylogeny of Pythonine snakes. Rec. Austral. Mus. (Supplement 19): 1-77 - get paper here
  • Kunz, Kriton 2018. Pythons: eine Erfolgsgeschichte in Natur und Terrarium. Terraria-Elaphe 2018 (4): 14-19 - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de 2011. The Snakes of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara), Indonesia. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (1): 46-54 - get paper here
  • Lang, Ruud de 2012. Snakes of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara), Indonesia. Edition Chimaira, 349 pp. - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Mertens, R. 1930. Die Amphibien und Reptilien der Inseln Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa und Flores. Senck. Naturf. Gesell., Frankfurt am Main, Abhandl. 42(3): 117-344.
  • Oliva, Joaquin Vidal (Joaquin Saida) 2018. Ein seltener Gast im Terrarium: Haltung und Nachzucht des Timorpythons, Malayopython timoriensis. Terraria-Elaphe 2018 (4): 28-31 - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1876. Über die von S. M. S. Gazelle mitgebrachten Amphibien. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1876 (August):528-535 - get paper here
  • Reynolds, R. Graham; Matthew L. Niemiller, Liam J. Revell 2014. Toward a Tree-of-Life for the boas and pythons: Multilocus species-level phylogeny with unprecedented taxon sampling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 71: 201–213 [published online in 2013] - get paper here
  • Schleip, Wulf D & O’Shea, M. 2010. Annotated checklist of the recent and extinct pythons (Serpentes, Pythonidae), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy, and distribution. ZooKeys 66 (2010) : 29-79 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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